EVANSVILLE CELEBRATES 2020 CALENDAR

EVANSVILLE CELEBRATES 2020 CALENDAR

Evansville Celebrates

MANY OF THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  BE SURE TO CHECK FIRST WITH THE INSTITUTION WHERE THE EVENT IS SCHEDULED!

CONTINUING THROUGH December 2020

Evansville African American Museum - Exhibit - Empowerment of the Double Drawback: African American Women and the Suffrage Movement

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science – Exhibit - A Celebration of Women - selected works from the permanent collection highlighting women from American and European artists from the 3rd through 21st centuries and work by American female artists dating from the 1920s to now.

WNIN with Stepping Up presents Celebrating the Women’s Vote Centennial - videos of 12 area women in their own voices telling their stories and talking about and the importance of exercising their right to vote. Will be aired on WNIN radio and television and available online on the WNIN website.

FEBRUARY 2020
9th - League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana - Votes for Women: 1920-2020 at the Victory Theatre, featuring Elaine Weiss author of “The Woman’s Hour.”

28th - Southwest Indiana Chamber - Athena Awards at the Old National Events Plaza.

MARCH 2020
4th - Andiron Lecture Series Votes for Women – Then What? by Roberta Heiman, in the Ridgway University Center, University of Evansville at 4 p.m.

8th - Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta –Empowerment of the Double Drawback: Reenactment of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage March with Monologues beginning at Evansville Civic Center at 3 p.m., then marching to the Evansville African American Museum.

26th - Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science – Women Speaker Series: Picture This: The Art of the Suffrage Movement by Katie Waters, Emerita Professor of Art at the University of Southern Indiana and Active Artist at 6 p.m.

APRIL 2020
6th – Art’s Council of Southwestern Indiana Call for Entries for the art competition on the theme "Women Have the Vote – Now What?" The Arts Council will accept entries May 22, 26 & 27.

16th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Women in the Law: Breaking Ground, a discussion with a panel of female attorneys who were first in their roles at 6 p.m.

MAY 2020
7th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Living as a Women Visibly of Color or Religion, panel discussion led by Summer El-Khodary, Founder of Cultural Communications at 6 p.m.

MAY- AUGUST 2020
Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners will grow a “yellow garden” at their Display Garden to echo the Yellow Rose symbol of the proponents of women's suffrage in the early 20th century.

JUNE 2020
6th - Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana – Reception for the exhibit "Women Have the Vote – Now What?" Exhibit on display June 6-25.

JULY 2020
30th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Archaeology and Scandal: The Adventures, Accomplishments, and Secrets of Mary Ellingson by Dr. Alan Kaiser at 6 p.m.

AUGUST 2020
13th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Women Executive Director Panel Discussion featuring Karen Chapman-Shank, Executive Director, Wayne County Historical Society; Ashley Jordan, Executive Director, African American Museum; and Mary Bower, Executive Director, Evansville Museum at 6 p.m.

26th - Stepping Up Women’s Equality Centennial Celebration - featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mae Jemison, Astronaut, Engineer, Physician. Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Old National Events Plaza. Tickets available at http://SteppingUpEvv.com

27th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Votes for Women - Then What?: the Untold Story of Evansville’s Suffrage Movement by Roberta Heiman at 6:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2020

10th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Battle for the Ballot: The Long National Fight for Women’s Suffrage by Dr. Denise Lynn, Associate Professor of History USI at 6:30 p.m.

17th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Femicide in the Juarez Desert by Diane Kahlo, Artist and Women Activist at 6 p.m.

OCTOBER 2020
8th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - The Daily Fight against Injustice by Soreyda Begley, Fashion Designer at 6 p.m. 

22nd - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - From Seneca Falls to Seymour and South Bend: Mapping Indiana’s Suffrage History by Melissa Gentry, Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection Supervisor, in partnership with the Vanderburgh County Historical Society at 6:30 p.m.

29th - University of Southern Indiana Suffrage Celebration student conference coordinated by the Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and Global Studies departments

TBA Human Relations Commission Annual Dinner & Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards

NOVEMBER 2020
12th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Women of the High Museum’s Permanent Collection by Catherine Huff, Coordinator of Exhibitions and Permanent Collections at the High and Juror at the Mid-States Art Exhibition, at 6 pm

13th – University of Evansville Fiddick Lecture, Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, a nationally recognized lecturer, author and story-teller of woman’s rights history at 7 p.m.

14th - Evansville Museum Women Speaker Series - Stories and personalities of the people involved with the suffrage movement in Evansville by Amber Gowen, Archivist, Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office at 2 p.m.